Giving Tree

The week of December 15th between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Help make this winter a little warmer for our brother and sisters in need!

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As the days grow colder and the holidays approach, the Franciscan Center is reaching out to our friends in the community to help us provide warm clothing, toiletries, and other essential items to the men, women, and children who come to our door seeking help.

Your faith community, school, office or family can make an important difference in our community in the days ahead by collecting warm coats, hats, scarves, gloves, socks and other critical items for the Franciscan Center.  We’re launching our 2018 Holiday Giving Tree Project, and we ask that you consider helping to make it a great success.

Our Holiday Giving Tree Project supplies essential winter clothing such as hats, coats, scarves, mittens, thermal underwear and socks, as well as personal toiletry items to those in need. Items for children and babies such as diapers, baby food and formula, small jackets, mittens, and knitted hats are in especially short supply. We ask that you collect new, unwrapped items for the men, women, and children whom we serve at the Franciscan Center, which we will distribute throughout the holiday season and into the coldest months this winter.

Items can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Franciscan Center, 101 W. 23rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. However, for holiday distribution, we ask that items be dropped off by the week of December 15th. Depending on your location, we may also be able to help with your pick up. If you would like to help, please contact Angela Hall, Director of Outreach at (410) 467-5340, Ext. 113 or

For more information, contact Angela Hall, Director of Outreach, at (410) 467-5340, Ext. 113 or